Magic picks up 1st preseason win
Orlando Magic devastated Dallas Mavericks, showing who's boss in their own land, 112-89 in Amway Center, Orlando.
Terrence Ross unselfish play kept the Orlando Magic play on fire. Ending the opening quarter with absolute domination, 31 -20. It's not about missed shots, for there is offensive rebounding firepower for the Orlando as Salah Mejri and Jonathan Simmons tips in easy buckets.
Mario Hezonja lights up the first bucket of the 2nd bout with a long one out of a Jonathan Isaac assist to start a quick 6 to nothing run for Orlando. Mavericks barely manage to keep in track by a Seth Curry assist to Jeff Withey for the long ball but were easily dusted off by Yogi Ferell three-pointer to push the lead at 41-28. Everything thrown by the Mavericks will be answered back by the raging Orlando Magic, deficit getting swollen at the half, 64-46 in favor of Orlando.
Nothing just worked out in the second half for the Mavericks. They had the rebound advantage, but fail to convert good possessions into points. Magic took advantage of the 17 turnovers of Dallas compared to them, only 11, to win the basketball action in transition. leading 13-6 in fastbreak points.
The inside offense spelled the huge difference between the two teams and it cost the game for the Mavericks. Orlando crushed the Mavericks from underneath the rim, doubling up their interior production at 48-24.
Magic 112 - Gordon 17, Vucevic 14, Fournier 8, Payton 2, Ross 2 bench - 69
Mavericks 89 - Smith Jr. 13, Powell 11, Curry 9, Mejri 6, Dozier 3 bench - 47